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How to secure things to the walls and countertops in an RV

I’ve written a few posts about how to make your RV or small space look and feel more like a comfortable home (such as this one and this one). I often get asked how I manage to hang things on the walls and secure things to the countertops so that they don’t fall during travel. It’s true that when an RV is driving down the road, it’s basically the equivalent of an earthquake each time. If you don’t secure everything effectively, you could walk into a disaster zone after each trip. So, what works? Nothing is fail-proof, but I’ve found that there are three adhesive organizers that work the best.
1) Command 3M Velcro Strips. These work great for holding items onto walls, especially items that you may need to remove occasionally to update, such as clocks and picture frames. These also work great to attach items to countertops that you may need to use, such as remote controls and dispenser containers, but you want secured during travel.

2) Command 3M Waterproof Strips. These have a stronger hold than regular adhesive strips and even work on walls that may be exposed to moisture, such as a shower or RV walls in a humid area. These strips can be used directly attached to items or to hang hooks.
3) Earthquake Putty. This non-sticky, reusable putty is much stronger than it looks. It’s actually a game-changer in the RV world. I’ve been using it for over a year now to hold everything onto the countertops during travel. I used to remove everything and pack it up every single time we moved, which was weekly, and I was tired of it. I found out about earthquake putty and now I don’t remove anything from the countertop. I use it to hold the coffee maker, the toaster oven, and decorative items on the countertop. 
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